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. >> reporter: dr. jeffrey steinberg is the medical director of the fertility institutes in los angeles and new york city. >> we have chromosome 21 lit up in red. >> reporter: the team uses an expensive high-tech approach to select sex. it's called preimplantation genetic diagnosis or pgd for short. >> the accuracy in our program has been 100%. we're on thousands of cases now. we have never, ever missed a correct gender. >> reporter: in his lab, fertilized embryos are genetically analyzed. only those with the desired sex rim planted into the mother's uterus. dr. steinberg says a growing number of couples from the bay area use his services. >> the numbers keep going up and up and up. >> reporter: dr. steinberg says in his experience just as many want a girl as a boy. even so, the use of the technology troubles dr. marcy darnofski. >> now we have a way to do it. the question is, should we? >> reporter: she is associate director at the center for genetics in society in berkeley. she says when a couple spends thousands of dollars to produce a boy or a girl, they want results. >> what if the child d
with the average pay for state workers at more than $60,000 a year. new york ranks number 2 at $56,000. and new jersey right behind at $54,000. then there are the extreme examples. bloomberg reports one prison psychiatrist made more than $800,000 last year and a chp division chief retired with more than $483,000 with salary, pension and other exceptions. >> that's a lot. >> reporter: reaction on the street today was unanimous. >> definitely something should be done about that. >> even if those examples are not representative of the broader state employee population, it's the kind of thing that leaves a mark and resonates with the voters. >> reporter: at usc's unruh institute of politics, a professor points out this story comes just one month after california voters were convinced the state was so broke, that a tax increase was necessary to pay for the beleaguered public school system. >> next time there's an initiative on the ballot here in los angeles or statewide, or the next time a viewer sees a story on your station about public employee benefits, they are going to remember this story. that
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